[You who are] household servants, be submissive to your masters with all [proper] respect, not only to those who are kind and considerate and reasonable, but also to those who are surly (overbearing, unjust, and crooked).” 1 Peter 2:18 AMP

God did not say we should submit to His governmental authority based on the fact that they must treat us fairly. He expects us to submit even when they treat us unfairly.

I know we can be thinking God is so unfair to let us submit to unjust authority. I have good news for you. God Almighty will never let or ask you to do anything that will work against you. He is so loving to destroy you. Because His word is His standard . His justice can only prevail in your case when you submit to His word. He God never associates with rebellion but He identifies with obedience.

We all are appointed for trials and persecutions. Jesus Christ our Lord went through the same school with unjust authority but He submitted Himself and allow God to be the judge. He (Jesus Christ) learned obedience through the things He suffered. Although He never did anything wrong. It’s through His submission and absolute obedience from His heart to God’s word irrespective of the challenges, that you and I now experience justification through salvation in His (Jesus) name.

For God is pleased when, conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment. Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you. For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly.” 1 Peter 2:19-23 NLT

Let’s pray together:

Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Word. I humbly submit to the authority You’ve placed in my life. I refuse to rebel against it. I honor Your name in my life in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.